12.77 Cubic feet (consisting of 26.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Mail order catalogs
Legislation (legal concepts)
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material is concentrated on the 19th century United States textile manufacture and trade, and the sale of textiles in the form of bale, bolt, roll, and fabric to commercial vendors or consumers as source material to make other goods. The first series contains day-to-day records of dealers and vendors, plus advertising and marketing material. Artisan and home production of goods are virtually not covered but are a couple of incidental publications related to arts, crafts (rugs, weaving, looms), and more refined work such as tapestry. The import/export of textiles is well represented with a large volume of records, which may also provide some insight into the shipping industry.
There is not much on the infrastructure of the industry in the way of directories, trade journals, trade associations, along with manufacturing and plants, though there are a few examples of each. There are virtually no catalogues, except for a few thin ones that were filed by company name. While not extensive, the sample books and swatches offer a glimpse into product lines. Material types offers limited, specific information on certain varieties such as cotton, wool, linen, rayon, etc. Thread might be incidentally present but is not specifically included since there is already a dedicated subject category for it.
There is a healthy sampling of product labels. A handful of intellectual property related documents cover protections of designs, plus patents and trademarks. There is a small bulk of publications related to tariffs and the wool industry.
Clothing patterns, home economics, sewing and seamstresses, household use of textiles (furniture covering, as a cleaning tool, bedding/pillows, etc.) are not covered within this category. Researchers should also look at any of a number of other Warshaw categories, particularly those related to clothing, hosiery, dry goods, furniture, curtains, etc. for period popularity of certain materials and patterns.
Textiles is arranged in three subseries.
Business Records and Marketing Material
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Series 1: Business Ephemera
Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers
Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Textiles is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Photos of Chippewa Indians and of a Chippewa bark lodge, taken at MIlle Lacs Indian Village, Onamia, Minnesota, 1960-61. One print is in color.
Catalog Number 4645: (1) Tribe: Chippewa Caption on Print: Wigwam in winter. Fort Mille Lacs, Onamia, Minnesota, 1960. Wigwam has elm bark sides, birch bark top. Blanket for door. [Color photo.] (2) Chippewa Grandma Naquanabe (Ge-be-sen) weaving cedar bark mat (Geseg a-na-kin). Fort Mille Lacs Indian Village... Photographer: Photo by Film Research Co., Onamia Minnesota. (3) Chippewa Ge-be-sen preparing barwood bark. Bark, we-bub, prepared like large rolls to right of picture are soaked for two weeks in swamp to make ah-sig[?]a-ban, a tough fiber for thread, rope and baskets. (4) Chippewa Removing birch bark from a tree, 1961. Na-gen-a-gesheg and Sha[?]win. Fort Mille Lacs. (5) Chippewa Now-ah-qua-gesheg[?] (Jim Hawks) and his squaw Wa-kow-sa-way (Julia) in birchbark canoe he built at Fort Mille Lacs Indian Village, 1960.
NAA MS 4645
Filed: Original Prints, Chippewa.
"If reproduced or resold, credit: Fort Mille Lacs Co., Inc., and Film Research Co., Onamia, Minnesota.
Most of these concern pipes and smoking. Includes responses to Barber's 1878 (?) circular regarding smoking and notes in handwriting of Barber, W. H. Holmes, and others. Also includes letters to Holmes regarding Holmes preparation of an article on Peruvian fabrics and brief reports of an attempt to organize an archeological society in Philadelphia.